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 Deck.Décolleté [da-coal-ta]. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Decking Churches.
Isaiah (lx. 13) says: “The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee; the fir-tree, the pinetree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary.” The “glory of Lebanon” is the cedar-tree. These are not the evergreens mainly used in church decorations. At Christmas the holly is chiefly used, though those mentioned by Isaiah a bound.   1

 Deck.Décolleté [da-coal-ta]. 


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